Lauren Nelson crowned Miss Oklahoma

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Lauren Nelson, 19, sophomore at University of Central Oklahoma, was crowned Miss Oklahoma last night at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center. Nelson is the youngest contestant to become Miss Oklahoma. She will receive a $16,000 scholarship and represent Oklahoma in the Miss America pageant.

Nelson is the daughter of Mark and Sherrell Nelson of Lawton. Competing for the first time in the Miss Oklahoma pageant; she became qualified for the pageant at the Oklahoma State Fair. In 2004, Nelson was Miss Teen Oklahoma.

Lindsay Miller from Tulsa, Miss Grand Lake, won an $8,000 scholarship for being the first runner-up.